Do you have an outdated kitchen? Would you like a more contemporary design that fits perfectly with your family’s specific needs? With more than 25 years of experience in beautifying North Virginia homes, here at Graves Design & Remodeling our primary goal is to ensure that your new kitchen is remodeled exactly the way you envisaged it to be.
We have a range of amazing kitchen design options to choose from and we also specialize in performing completely customised renovations. Working closely with our expert designer and master builder teams, we’ll ensure that your new kitchen is designed to meet your exact design preferences.
The Benefits of Kitchen Remodeling
The kitchen is the heart of your home. Remodeling a cramped or dated kitchen can make a huge difference to daily living. Not only does a modern kitchen make meal preparation easier, it also makes entertaining more enjoyable, not to mention the value it adds to your home. If your kitchen has a solid, strong design, it will draw together the look and feel you are going for with your home interior.
Kitchen Countertop Options
Kitchen Design Tips
Kitchen Countertop Options
A strong kitchen design begins with quality kitchen countertops. At Graves Design & Remodeling, we use only the best quality materials for flawless end results. Some of the kitchen countertop options we offer include:
Granite kitchen countertops have an attractive appeal with stunning mottling that creates a truly unique look. This surface is highly durable and resistant to stains, heat, and scratching.
Marble countertops can give your kitchen that elegant boost that you have been after. Though this is a higher maintenance countertop, the appeal of marble is unmatched and is one of the most popular forms of stone countertops.
Tiling provides an affordable option when compared to many other countertops, but affordable does not mean that it cannot be attractive. Tiling offers a wide variety of design applications and can provide you with a custom look that is truly your own.
Steel counters are an increasingly popular option if you want the look and feel of a professional kitchen. Steel counters can be custom fit and are practically indestructible.
Quartz countertops can provide the attractiveness of granite counters in an exceptionally low-maintenance and affordable form that is easier to install. Quartz does not have the variation in mottling that you will see with granite, but is an appealing option, nonetheless.
Wooden or butcher block countertops offer a unique and rustic look that is an appealing addition to any traditional kitchen design. Though these countertops can be higher maintenance, the wear that they show only deepens their personality. The natural appearance and variation in wood tones creates a look that cannot be matched by any other surface material.
Kitchen Design Tips
Conducting a makeover of your kitchen might seem like an overwhelming process at first, and it certainly can be if you aren’t certain where to start. Finding a design direction to take your kitchen is important, and while a professional designer will be able to assist to that end, it’s a good idea to have a basic idea of what you are looking for before you give one a call. There are many attractive options out there and finding the right one can be tricky if you don’t know where to start.
Consider what kind of look you are going for before you start.
What is the overall design of your home’s interior? Is there a particular theme that you follow? You can tailor your kitchen to follow a similar look and feel, which will help to maintain a good flow throughout the entirety of your home. Taking your kitchen in a starkly different direction can also create a confusing sense of design.
Keep it simple.
If you aren’t sure where to go when it comes to directing your kitchen remodel, keeping the goals and design direction simple is never a bad idea. There is a lot you can do with relatively simple design choices; not every kitchen remodel has to be a complete overhaul that dramatically transforms its look. Sometimes a few simple changes can make all the difference!
Take popular styles into consideration.
There are many different styles out there, from rustic traditional kitchens that use warm wood tones, to the angular corners and polished steel of professional looking modern kitchens. Before you decide what you want to do with your new kitchen, consider taking a look at some pictures online or in design magazines to see what others have done with theirs. You might find a look that’s perfect for your home.
Take the space of your kitchen into account.
It can be easy to get overly ambitious on new additions, but you must keep the available space of your kitchen in mind. Adding a new island is one thing, but if you are already cramped for space, doing so could create an unpleasant working experience every time you put your kitchen to use.
Try to keep your budget flexible.
It is very easy to go over budget when remodeling a kitchen. It is a good idea to count on spending more than expected. Set your budget guidelines higher than you might think you need to, and this will be less of a problem.
Make sure you have an outline of what you are looking for.
Once you’re ready, contact us to organize an initial consultation. You can approach your kitchen designer with confidence, and they will be able to offer insightful suggestions based on your vision and their years of experience.